San Francisco Lager Yeast - WLP810

WLP 810 - San Francisco Lager Yeast

  • $9.59


WLP810 San Francisco Lager Yeast is a strain with a story that embodies the very spirit of the USA.

Originally brought to San Francisco area by German settlers back in the 19th century, this strain exhibits a unique ability to ferment at ale temperatures while still producing lager-like flavour profile – something that was exploited by brewers back in the day who didn’t have access to proper refrigeration and had to use a lager strain in the hot climate of California.

Thus the California Common beer style was born, and WLP810 is the exact strain that was historically used in the production of this hybrid between an ale and a lager.
Description WLP810 San Francisco Lager Yeast is medium attenuator with high alcohol tolerance, and high flocculation.

It tends to produce really clean beers that have some body and malt character, especially when used at the higher end of the optimal temperature spectrum.

At proper lager temperatures it produces excellent flavourful Pilsners, Helles, Bocks, Swarzbiers, and other typical lager styles.

Yet again, the truly interesting things start to happen when the yeast is taken out of its comfort zone and fermented at typical ale temperatures. That’s when WLP810 produces the unique flavour profile that defines California Common beers.
Attributes: Attenuation: 65% - 70%
Flocculation: High
Alcohol Tolerance: Medium - High (8 - 12%)
Optimum Fermentation Temperature: 58°F - 65°F

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